Fall Webinar Series for K/1 Teachers - Part IPart I - Partnering with Families in the First Month of Dual Language Programs - Kindergarten/Grade 1.
Partnering with Families in the First Month of Dual Language Programs - K/1
We are at a critical moment in California’s history and at risk of rolling back the many significant gains we have made to build and expand our dual language immersion programs. Families are integral partners as we work to welcome and integrate our K/1 learners into a dual language immersion model, especially in this time of increased social and linguistic isolation and heightened need for a focus on access and equity in distance learning. In this webinar, kindergarten and first grade dual language immersion teachers will receive support, strategies, and frameworks to deepen their work in partnering with families at the beginning of the school year. These will include ideas for creating family cohorts, involving families in the learning, building understanding and buy-in for the bilingual model, and supporting students with strengthening their bilingual identities. This webinar will focus on Spanish dual immersion programs, with consideration for both 90:10 and 50:50 models.
To be delivered by:
2 hours sync
Webinar via zoom, repeated two times
Spanish Dual Language, Bilingual K, and 1st grade teachers
|EL RISE! Outcomes||Addressed in Webinar|
|Build basic awareness about the EL Roadmap||No|
|Increase knowledge of the ELR and implications for multiple roles at County and LEA level (teachers, site and district administrators, COE staff, others)||No|
|Increase skills and strategies for implementing research-based practices to enact ELR||Yes|
|Create ELR-aligned local policies (EL Master Plans, LCAPs, etc.)||No|
|Strengthen system mechanisms and conditions that support addressing EL student needs (e.g., data systems, PL Plans and processes to focus on EL progress)||No|
Focus on the English Learner Roadmap: Content
Principle 1: Assets-Oriented and Needs-Responsive Schools
- Schools value and build strong family and school partnerships.
- Language and cultures EL students and their families bring to education is an asset for learning. These assets are built upon in culturally sustaining curriculum and instructions.
- There is no one size fits all-- Dual Immersion in distance learning must be responsive to the present conditions, and to EL students' varying degrees of proficiency, their needs and capacities.
- School campuses (including virtual) are affirming, inclusive.
Principle 2: Quality of Instruction and Meaningful Access
- Teaching and learning emphasize engagement, interaction, discourse, and inquiry.
- Home language is understood as a means to access subject matter and content, and where possible is developed to high levels of literacy along with English.
Major tools and resources to be developed for use in this offering:
Professional development webinar/interactive meeting Digital resources/tools